Grand Forks Concludes KC-135 Mission

Tanker operations have officially ended at Grand Forks AFB, N.D., with the departure of the 319th Air Refueling Wing’s final KC-135 Stratotanker. The wing will inactivate the base’s 905th Air Refueling Squadron, 319th Maintenance Group, and 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron...

McGuire Airmen Complete Pakistan Flood-Relief Efforts

Airmen of the 621st Contingency Response Wing at JB McGuire, N.J., have completed their mission in Pakistan supporting the distribution of relief supplies aiding the victims of the devastating floods that struck that nation in July. The last members of...

Wurster Receives Order of the Sword

Air Force Special Operations Command’s enlisted force has bestowed its highest honor on Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, AFSOC commander, by inducting him into the Order of the Sword. More than 700 AFSOC airmen paid tribute to Wurster by attending last...

Air Guard Wing uses Sniper in Combat

The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire JNGB, S.C., has become the first Air Guard unit to use Lockheed Martin’s Sniper targeting pod in combat, according to the company. During a four-month deployment to Iraq earlier...

Raytheon AESA Radar Flies on F-16

Raytheon announced that its Advanced Combat Radar, or RACR, has completed a series of flight trials on an Air Force F-16 at Edwards AFB, Calif. The active electronically scanned array radar system executed a range of air-to-air and air-to-ground modes,...

First Afghan Helicopter Pilots complete US Training

Afghan air force 1st Lt. Abdul Saboor Amin and 1st Lt. Ahmad Fawad Haidari have returned to Kabul, Afghanistan, to begin Mi-17 helicopter pilot training after successfully completing 16 months of language and pilot training in the United States. They...

Hudson selected to head Air Force Museum

Retired Lt. Gen. Jack Hudson will be the next director of the National Museum of the US Air Force on the grounds of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, service officials announced. Hudson will take the reins on Dec. 16 from retired Maj....

F-86F Moving to Ramstein

Airmen with the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany, have begun a restoration project to bring an F-86F fighter aircraft from Sembach Annex, Germany, to Ramstein for static display. “The 86th AW has a proud heritage, and the F-86...

Russian Launch Failure Dooms Navigation Satellites

A Russian Proton-M rocket carrying three Glonass-M navigation satellites deviated from its intended course on liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. As a result, the three satellites never reached their proper orbit during the Dec. 4 launch and instead...

Air Sorties in SWA 112810

Air Sorties in Southwest Asia, Nov. 28, 2010
Sortie Type
CAS/Armed Recon
Air refueling

OND=Operation New Dawn (Iraq)

OEF=Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)


YTD = Year to Date

Airlift includes Horn of Africa data

Note: Data for all coalition sorties, except airlift and rescue, which are USAF only

Note: The sortie counts for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 have been posted to earlier Daily Report columns.